YearsPeople, events and movements related to the 15th through 21st centuries
A furtive antiquarian nicknamed Stoney Jack was responsible for almost every major archaeological find made in London between 1895 and 1939. But did he do more harm than good?
August 19, 2013 | By Mike Dash
The nouveau riche of the Gilded Age had buckets of money but little social standing—until they started marrying their daughters to titled, but cash-strapped, British nobles
August 13, 2013 | By Angela Serratore
In 1945, a U.S. naval ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine, but the ship's sinking was just the beginning of the sailors' nightmare
August 08, 2013 | By Natasha Geiling
Mary Burns exposed the capitalist's son to the plight of the working people of Manchester
August 01, 2013 | By Mike Dash
Revelations about the treasury secretary's sex life forced him to choose between candor and his career.
July 25, 2013 | By Angela Serratore
The United States Army had several advantages, but the most decisive was the professionalism instilled at West Point
July 16, 2013 | By William Rosen
Finding prostitutes in the Union-occupied city was no problem, but expelling them was.
July 08, 2013 | By Angela Serratore
A tribesman who led a doomed revolt against Japan in 1669 still inspires new generations of Ainu nationalists
June 20, 2013 | By Mike Dash
Aimee Semple McPherson was an American phenomenon even before she went missing for five weeks in 1926.
June 17, 2013 | By Gilbert King
Not even a murder trial and the unmasking of her fake pregnancy stopped Emma Cunningham's search for love and legitimacy
June 13, 2013 | By Angela Serratore
An 1864 case that ended with the execution of eight Haitians for child murder and cannibalism has helped define attitudes toward the nation and the religion ever since
May 29, 2013 | By Mike Dash
The young scientist demolished the old guard's ideas on the nature and size of the universe
May 20, 2013 | By Gilbert King
Corporate violence against union organizers might have gone unrecorded—if it not for an enterprising news photographer
April 30, 2013 | By Gilbert King
Was the man whose assassination began World War I riding in a car destined to bring death to a series of owners?
April 22, 2013 | By Mike Dash
In 1836, three Scottish boys discovered a strange cache of miniature coffins concealed on a hillside above Edinburgh. Who put them there—and why?
April 15, 2013 | By Mike Dash
It would take a miracle to beat Craig Wood in 1935. Gene Sarazen provided one
April 11, 2013 | By Gilbert King
The lawman had a reputation to protect—but that reputation shifted after he moved East
April 03, 2013 | By Gilbert King
An American whaling ship brought together an oddball crew with a dangerous mission: freeing six Irishmen from a jail in western Australia
March 12, 2013 | By Gilbert King
In 1820, one of Britain's most notorious criminals hatched a plan to rescue the emperor from exile on the Atlantic isle of St Helena -- but did he ever try it?
March 08, 2013 | By Mike Dash
A new exhibit at the National Archives highlights an interesting decade—one that gave rise to the environmental movement and some awkward fashion
March 08, 2013 | By Megan Gambino